Pencil This In: Frederic Tuten and Steve Martin at the Getty, BBQ and Beer Pairing and Falcon Crest Remembered

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ART TALK*
The Getty Center hosts a conversation with Frederic Tuten and Steve Martin tonight at 7 pm. Novelist Tuten will read from his new book of interrelated short stories, Self Portraits: Fictions and actor and author Steve Martin will read from his new novel, An Object of Beauty. The event is free, but reservations are needed.

BOOKS
Book Soup welcomes psychiatrist and author Gary Small as he discusses and signs his book The Naked Lady Who Stood on Her Head: A Psychiatrist’s Stories of His Most Bizarre Cases. It’s an inside look at some of his more interesting cases, including patients who did naked headstands, suffered from hysterical blindness to fainting schoolgirls and self-amputations. We don’t know how he got around the patient-confidentiality thing, but it sounds like an interesting read. 7 pm.

TV
The Paley Center presents the public program Falcon Crest: A Look Back tonight at 7 pm. Celebrate the memories of the popular nighttime serial. In Person: Earl Hamner, Creator/Executive Producer and actors Susan Sullivan, Lorenzo Lamas, Abby Dalton, Ana Alicia, Jamie Rose, Margaret Ladd and William R. Moses, among others. Tickets: $10 members / $15 general public.

SOUND ART
323 Projects presents Drift/Net by Yann Novak and...you. It’s a sound project and experiment that exists as a phone number. Call (323) 843-4652 or (323) TIE-IN-LA that visitors call to experience contemporary art. Record a message that will be incorporated into a sound work compiled by Novak which will debut in Spring of 2011.

BEER
It's Beer Week in LA, and Spring Street Smokehouse celebrates with a beer and BBQ pairing with special guest Jay Baum of Lost Coast Brewing. Tonight at 7 pm. Call for prices: 213-626-0535.

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